Our hydrolysed marine collagen effectively increases skin’s firmness, improves collagen density and decreases wrinkles and dehydration after 4 weeks of daily use.
Collagen: Building blocks to promote younger-looking skin…
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and constitutes 70% of your skin’s dermis layer. A key component of the skin’s structure, collagen fibers provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity, and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture. As we age, our bodies produce less and less of this hard working protein, which coupled with environmental factors which accelerate the breakdown of collagen, leads to dehydrated, thinner skin with fine lines, wrinkles and furrows.
Smooth, firm and younger-looking skin requires optimum levels of well-organized collagen fibers to ensure skin retains its elasticity, firmness and moisture-binding capacity.
Clinical studies have shown that the collagen in Vitness can:
• ENHANCE SKIN HYDRATION
• HELP TO MAINTAIN FIRM SKIN
• COUNTERACT VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING
• IMPROVE SKIN COLLAGEN DENSITY AND STRUCTURE
COLLAGEN PEPTIDES: THE MECHANISM OF ACTION
Small hydroxyproline-containing peptides in the blood stream, from ingesting collagen peptides, are believed to act as a false signal of the destruction of collagen in the body.
It has been shown that collagen peptides may act as a messenger and trigger the synthesis and reorganization of new collagen fibers by stimulating fibroblast cells. Collagen peptides are also shown to stimulate production of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA).
Additional studies have shown that collagen peptides can enhance the fibroblast density and the thickness of collagen fibrils in the dermis helping to improve the mechanical strength of the skin.
Before and after: The density of the collagen fibers is enhanced:
To ensure bioactivity, it is essential to have exceptional bioavailability. Human and other in-vivo studies have confirmed that collagen peptides are highly digestible and bioavailable. 90% of the collagen peptides are digested and available within the connective tissues just a few hours after digestion. If you would like further scientific reading on the these studies, please contact us directly, we would be happy to supply to with the relevant research papers.